Casa Albero: an architecture experiment


  • Silvia Segarra Lagunes University of Granada




Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


Designed in 1968, the Casa Albero [Tree house], in Fregene near Rome, by Giuseppe Perugini (1914-1995), Uga de Plaisant (1917-2004) and their son Raynaldo Perugini (1950-), constitutes an exceptional case of architectural experimentation. With multiple references to the aesthetic avant-gardes of the 20th century. It is presented as an example of modular, systematic and prefabricated architecture, in which the architects are, simultaneously, authors and part of the experiment themselves. The project functions as an architectural model in 1:1 scale. The concept embodied in this work offers the possibility of studying different ways of interpreting the living space within the same architectural composition.

How to Cite

Lagunes, S. S. (2021). Casa Albero: an architecture experiment. Docomomo Journal, (64), 74–79.






Author Biography

Silvia Segarra Lagunes, University of Granada

(Mexico City, 1962) Industrial Designer, Master in Architecture/Restoration of Monuments and Sites, PhD in Art History. Research topics: History of Design, modern furniture, interior design, public spaces focused on urban furniture and historical cities. Professor at the Departamento de Dibujo, Universidad de Granada, Spain.


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